Request for comments: port-tags

Alex Dupre ale at
Mon Nov 7 22:50:57 PST 2005

Anton Berezin wrote:

> If you have any comments and suggestions with regard to port-tags, I
> would like to hear about it. Is it useful? How can we make it more
> useful? What are the shortcomings? Any show-stoppers which prevent you
> from using it? 

I had a similar idea some days ago (well, only an initial and 
theoretical idea, no implementation). It's great to see I'm not alone. I 
like it very much. One thing we can add to enhance the tag 
classification is to add an optional PORTTAGS variable where we can 
define additional tags (not present in CATEGORY and COMMENT) for the 
port, so that "Maildir" could be for example associated with 
mail/dovecot. This will require additional work for maintainers, but I 
think it'll highly improve the searches.

Alex Dupre

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